Dental Hygiene at Glendair Dental
Dental hygiene for health & wellbeing
The health of your mouth is an excellent indicator of your wellbeing. There is now plenty of research that links gum disease and conditions including diabetes, bacterial lung infections, heart disease, problems with pregnancy, such as low birth weight babies and premature births, and even obesity.
A staggering 90 per cent of us suffer from gum disease at some point in our lives but with good dental care the risks can be easily controlled.
Our expertise is in promoting oral health and giving you the skills and the confidence to make a real difference to the health of your mouth. The hygiene care that we provide forms a central part of how Glendair Dental Practice aims to keep you healthy through our preventive approach.
Gum therapy not only treats existing disease but also prevents future disease, significantly reducing your need for dental treatment in the long-term.
The importance of dental hygiene can’t be underestimated
Your mouth deserves to receive professional care and it’s important to emphasise that hygiene therapy may also reduce the risk of developing several serious medical conditions, especially as research links gum disease to arthritis, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and premature births.
As many as 90 per cent of us suffer from gum disease at some point in our lives but with good dental care the risks can be easily controlled.
Common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Bleeding gums – this is always a sign of gum disease, please don’t ignore it
- Bad tastes or bad breath
- Loose or drifting teeth
- Gum recession (longer teeth) – can often result in increased tooth sensitivity
If you have any of the above, please book a hygiene appointment with us as soon as possible.
It’s the bit you do at home that really matters
If you want to be able to smile with confidence then regular dental hygiene is vital. If you don’t want to wake up one day and find that you have been diagnosed with gum disease, then dental hygiene is vital. If you would like fresher breath then, guess what? Yes, you’ve got it!
Our hygiene team will teach you the best brushing and flossing techniques so that you can maintain the dental health of each and every tooth, everyday. This maintenance must begin at an early age, as tooth decay and gum disease do not take into consideration how old you are.
Special care for people with illnesses
Our practice encourages regular appointments with our hygiene team and classes these visits as the most important treatment we provide. We will also provide tailored diet, lifestyle and smoking cessation advice to help rewind the damage of smoking, as well as special care for people with illnesses that affect their mouths. This includes diabetics and those taking cancer drugs that can cause dry mouth.
For those with illnesses, the relationship you build with your hygienist is even more important and we liken it to that of a personal trainer, who will help build you up and keep you fit and healthy. Dental hygiene is not a one-off treatment but something that is needed for life.
If you are looking for special hygiene care to alleviate the effects of illness and medication and revive your smile, then please call us as we can really help improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Dedicated hygiene team in Alfreton
We are really proud of our hygiene team – and quite justifiably so. Our team are totally dedicated hygiene therapists, who always go the extra mile to ensure your mouth, teeth and gums are the shiniest, cleanest and freshest they can be.
Whether you visit us for an express clean or a more thorough deep clean and polish, you will receive the same excellent standard of care. Regular visits keep your mouth healthy – and you can now visit us as often as you like, without seeing a dentist first.
At every visit our team will assess your gum health, providing you with a ‘healthy gum score’ to show how well you are doing at home and where there is room for improvement. You will be able to compare these scores at each visit to ensure your home care routine is up to scratch.